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Mitchell Sussman

Mitchell Sussman

Founder | Senior Attorney Emeritus
(800) 233-8521

License:

California Bar, 1977 | Status: Active

California Department of Real Estate, 1980 | Status: Active

About Mitchell Sussman

Recently retired from the day – to - day practice of law, Mitchell Reed Sussman is the founder emeritus of the firm.  Having moved to Las Vegas in 2022, Mitchell oversees all aspects of the real estate practice. Recognized as the “godfather” of timeshare exit and release he is one of the nations leading consumer advocates of Timeshare Exit, Timeshare Cancellation and Timeshare litigation in the United States having successfully prosecuted actions against the world's largest timeshare companies. Under his leadership our office has gained the release of tens of thousands of timeshare owners from the burdens of timeshare ownership. 
 
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1973. He came to the West coast upon graduation from GW and in 1976 he graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. 


Listed in "Who's Who In America", he has practiced real estate, business and entertainment law in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Palm Springs, California since 1977. He is a licensed real estate broker and former member both the Orange County and Riverside County Bankruptcy sections and is currently a member of the California State Bar's litigation section. He has served as a panel member for the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Benjamin Crocker Seminar for lawyers on the subject of real estate and bankruptcy. 


In 1984, he co-founded Raven Productions, Inc a television production company producing shows for PBS, ESPN, Travel Channel, Fox Sports Net and many others. In 1999 he created PSTV Partners, LLC and engineered the acquisition of an FCC broadcast license for that company for the purpose of building the first television station dedicated to broadcasting an over the air PBS signal to Palm Springs and the desert resorts.

 

Known as KVCR Desert Cities Public Television the television station owned by his company is seen over the air and on Time Warner cable, channel 9 throughout Coachella Valley. Today he specializes in real estate, bankruptcy, business and entertainment litigation with a long list of business, real estate and entertainment clients.

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Timeshare Contract Cancellations

Consumers should exercise caution and consider the following warnings and precautions when dealing with timeshare contract cancellations. It is essential to be wary of any individual or company that claims they can cancel your timeshare contract without the consent of the resort.

 

These claims are often associated with scams and are primarily aimed at deceiving you in order to extract money from you. A legitimate law firm is the best option to take, one with a proven track record of timeshare exit and cancellations.

Moreover, it is crucial to be skeptical of anyone who advises you to stop paying maintenance fees before receiving documented evidence of your contract's cancellation being approved by the resort. Failure to verify the cancellation could result in defaulting on your contractual obligations, potentially damaging your credit rating.

 

In addition, this may subject you to collections, legal proceedings, and even court judgments. Consumers should exercise caution and consider the following warnings and precautions when dealing with timeshare contract cancellations. It is essential to be wary of any individual or company, other than a law firm, that claims they can cancel your timeshare contract without the consent of the resort.

These claims are often associated with scams and are primarily aimed at deceiving you in order to extract money from you. Moreover, it is crucial to be skeptical of anyone who advises you to stop paying maintenance fees before receiving documented evidence of your contract's cancellation being approved by the resort.

 

Failure to verify the cancellation could result in defaulting on your contractual obligations, potentially damaging your credit rating. In addition, this may subject you to collections, legal proceedings, and even court judgments.

There is evidence available to support positive reviews and testimonials about Sussman and Associates. It is important to exercise caution when dealing with non-attorney individuals or companies that claim they can cancel a timeshare contract without the resort's consent.

To provide more context and evidence, various sources include:
 

  1. Avvo: Sussman and Associates has received reviews on Avvo, and exploring these reviews, particularly those with high ratings, might reveal more about positive experiences. 
     

  2. Better Business Bureau (BBB):  The official BBB website offers customer reviews and ratings for the company. These reviews could potentially shed light on positive experiences with the firm. 
     

  3. Google Reviews: It is worth exploring user-generated reviews on Google to gain insights into the experiences of others who have engaged with Sussman and Associates. 
     

  4. Lawyer.com: Sussman & Associates have available client reviews on Lawyer.com. These reviews from clients could provide further information regarding positive experiences. 
     

  5. Lawyers.com: The Lawyers.com website contains user-generated reviews that might discuss positive experiences with Sussman & Associates. 
     

  6. Yelp: The Yelp platform hosts user-generated reviews that might discuss positive experiences with Sussman & Associates.
     

 

Considering this evidence and the various sources mentioned, it is clear that there are positive reviews and testimonials regarding Sussman & Associates.

Stay vigilant and refrain from being deceived into thinking that your timeshare contract cannot be terminated. Contact a real estate and timeshare exit attorney today for a free consultation to learn about your options in exiting your timeshare.

Education & Notable Cases

Awards & Publications

Experience

1974-1976
Pepperdine School of Law

Juris Doctorate


1969-1973

George Washington University

B.A. Business Administration

SColour Concepts v. Palmieri
Outcome: $540,000.00 award for client


Estate of Ross
Outcome: $25,000,000.00 award for client


Shallenberger v. Ravenna
Outcome: Verdict for client


Syber Sales v. Slayen
Outcome: Appellate reversal of court order in favor of client


Bowers v. Weiss
Outcome: Judgement for client quieting title and for damages

Most Honored Lawyers

American Registry 2022

 

Top Litigator

Palm Springs Life 2015

Top Lawyers

OC Metro Magazine 2015

Top Real Estate Attorney

Palm Springs Life 2015

"The Many ways to Be Relieved of Your Timeshare Obligations"

Ezine Articles, 2013

"Protecting Tenants from Foreclosure"

Niche Report for Real Estate Brokers, 2012

"Bankruptcy and the Automatic Stay"

Helping Articles, 2012

"Can I Eliminate My Second Mortgage in Bankruptcy?"

HG, 2011

General Counsel, CM Auomotive Systems

1986 - Present

General Counsel, Ricco's Inc.

1988 - Present

Vice President, Raven Productions LLC

1989 - Present

General Counsel, CM International Trading

1990 - Present

Manager, PSTV Partners LLC

1998 - Present

General Counsel, Color Concepts Inc.

1995 - 2008

Counsel, CA Council for Problem Gambling

2002 - 2006

General Counsel, Textek Inc.

1996 - 2005

Head of Litigation, Sun Presentations

1989 - 1998

Head of Litigation, Prudential Real Estate Moreno Valley & Riverside Valley

1984 - 1996

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Client Reviews

JOHN

We are very pleased with the prompt and swift service of Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates. They were able to obtain a release from our timeshare nightmare in a very short period of time. We highly recommend these attorneys. Thank you so much for all of your company's help. The release of the timeshare helped us get our lives back. We are beyond grateful for the services and promptness on the matter. If we know of anyone going through these same issues, we will definitely recommend them to you. Thank you again.

RACHEL

 

Finally! We are very pleased with Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates. They did what 2 other companies we hired to do. They were good on their word and fulfilled their promise. Thank you all for helping us become timeshare free. It is well worth the fee in comparison to paying the fees for a timeshare for the rest of your life and on your children's lives. If I come across anyone that wants to get out of a timeshare, I will send them your way. Thanks for all of your help. I appreciate the honest service. You did what you said you would do, that is amazing in this world today. This was the most painless process ever. I did not receive one phone call or any type of contact from the timeshare during the process. I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends that need help as I did.

DARRIN

 

The Las Vegas Nevada Real Estate Attorneys represented me in dispute with my HOA that initially upheld a neighbor's complaint against me, and even called the cops on me over my new choice of paint color for the exterior of my house.

 

It's not a glaring bright purple paint either. Just a little different from the other homes next to me. I like it and paid hard-earned money to get it have done. The police can be called by the HOA or complaining neighbor to enforce some rules, like driving too fast down or having a loud party all night. BUT, they called the cops and harassed me for my paint color! CRAZY.

 

The Las Vegas Nevada Real Estate Attorneys slapped down and schooled my HOA and they backed off, apologized for taking the side of the complaining neighbor, and scheduled a meeting to "go over my color choice." Good news -- I talked them into letting me keep the paint job as I have it.

PETE

 

It is such a relief to not have the timeshare anymore! We found the attorneys at Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates to be honest with us about what they could and couldn't do and about how long it would take. The process was easy. They were prompt in their communications with us. Overall, it was a pretty painless process that has given us great peace of mind. Thank you for the work you do. I had no idea I was signing myself, my kids and my grandkids yet to be born to a lifetime of monthly bills when I "bought" a time share. Thank you for ensuring that the whole truth is told and disreputable companies are held accountable. It is such a relief to be free.

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